Canadian battle rapper Pat Keep fatally stabbed

Canadian battle rapper Pat Keep was fatally stabbed early Sunday morning, authorities mentioned.

Halifax Regional police discovered a person who had been stabbed at round 12:35 a.m. within the space of the 1600 block of Decrease Water Avenue, in line with a information launch from the company. The person, recognized as 36-year-old Patrick Wayne Keep, was taken to a hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless.

No arrests have been made in connection along with his demise, which was decided by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service to be a murder.

Keep was an acclaimed battle rapper and competed in a few of the most well-known rap leagues in North America, together with King of the Dot and Final Rap League, in line with his former consultant, Kerry Knight.

Keep leaves behind two youngsters, Knight mentioned.

Rapper Eminem took to Twitter to pay tribute to Keep.

“hiphop misplaced among the best battlers of all time … RIP,” he wrote in a tweet that was appreciated over 49,000 instances. “KINGS NEVER DIE.”

Extra artists commented on Keep’s Instagram posts after listening to the information.

“rattling man doesn’t even make sense!” wrote Reginald Sergile, also referred to as Immodest, a battle rapper who stars on MTV’s “Wild N’ Out.”

The Final Rap League, a battle rap league based mostly out of New York Metropolis during which Keep competed, additionally mourned the 36-year-old.

“It was a pleasure to look at Pat carry out,” mentioned the league in a press release posted to Twitter together with an image of Keep. “He was a legend & among the best to ever compete. The instance he left us as a human being, guardian, {and professional} has impressed us all.”

A GoFundMe was arrange by Keep’s mates to assist elevate cash for his memorial companies.

“Pat Keep was a really honorable man who was on his method to a shiny future,” the message within the GoFundMe learn. “Our coronary heart hurts for his household and mates right now so we hope to assist ease a few of the ache by making certain his household has assist by way of this course of.”

Investigators are asking anybody with data on the stabbing to return ahead.

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